UPCOMING SLAMS

Where:
The Black Bull: Banquet Hall Located at 1124 Guelph Line, Burlington

- Unless otherwise stated! Be sure to check events for alternate venues.

- Can’t find us? Ask the Black Bull staff where the slam is! They’ll be happy to point you in the right direction!

When:
3rd Thursday of every month.  Sign-up is @ 8pm with Open Mic and then Slam to follow

Why:
For smoking hot poetry!

Cost:
A cover charge $5 (Only $5???) goes towards paying for the feature performer and prize money for the winner of the slam.

As always we’ll have an Open Mic for any and all types of performance; bring your guitar, your songs, your stand-up, your rants and ragtime show tunes – it’s all about getting it out there!  Or you can always sign up for the slam, see if you have what it takes to reign supreme, and take home the cash prize.

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Thursday, March 19th
Burlington Slam Project Feat.
TRUTH IS…

Truth Is

In like a lion, and out like a…a lion that has learned poetry.

It’s March! Which means the weather isn’t making up its mind, and the only real consistency is that we’re still slammin’ baby! This is our last open slam of the season before finals next month – which means one-timers from this season need to slam this month to be able to qualify for said finals. Wanna make our national team? Better get on that! And for this month, we’re bringin’ in a dear friend, BSP alumni (2010, 2012), and all-around awesomesauce poet – Truth Is…!

Truth is … is a multiple time individual slam champion, a 6x national & 7x regional spoken word team member; participating in well over 200 slams. She has graced the stage of the Annual ‘When Sisters Speak’ spoken word concerts 3x and in addition to slams and a long list of feature performances across North America she has headlined in several conferences focused on social equity, gender equality, and youth motivation and opened up for Canadian Hip-Hop idol K-OS.

Bring a fiver and a friend, hit the slam for your chance to win some cash money, or hit the open mic if you wanna share without all that pesky judgement. Don’t want to do either! No problem! We need judges and volunteers all the time, and of course, if you just want to be audience, that’s great too! There’s no show without you!

Hope to see y’all out!

-Dan

  1. Freddie Krueger

    thank you SO much for useing that picture for your wedsite :) it means alot to me and i will be sure to atend the next slam :)

  2. I’m excited to see David Perez on July 21st!

  3. where is the October slam and who is featuring?

  4. KATALOG Issue 4: DIALOG
    Submission Deadline: November 11, 2011

    Language consists heavily of body, sound and text. We are looking for performance which uses the spoken voice and which pushes our understanding of language and communication. KATALOG is a performance based online publication that has the ability to include both video and sound. We are looking for submissions for an upcoming issue called DIALOG. In this issue of KATALOG we are seeking both traditional and loose ideas of the performance of spoken word.

    You can send your documentation / creations / writings / questions to submission@cccponline.netThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

    To view past issues of KATALOG please visit http://katalog.cccponline.net

  5. Great Article. You do a good job. I appreciate it.

  6. I would strenuously urge people to catch Christian Drake. He is truly remarkable.

  7. If someone could shoot me an email, I would greatly appreciate it because I have a few questions about The Burlington Slam Project
    Thanks so much! :)

  8. Had an amazing time last night… was my and my friend’s first time out and we really enjoyed ourselves! So much talent in southwest Ontario!

    I especially enjoyed P.O.E. (winner) and Bawsome (not sure if I got his name right – 3rd place). In his 1st performance, a couple lines of Bawsome’s slam LITERALLY gave me chills and made the hair on my arms stand up!!! Visceral!

    • thanks for coming out Esther – glad to hear that you had a good time!
      please help us spread the word – we’ll do it again on the 3rd Thursday of November with a different feature artist and a new line-up of slammers vying for that top spot and $100 cash prize.

  9. Hi there,
    I was wondering.. Are your poetry slams available to audiences of all-ages?

    • Dan(AKA Dan Murray(AKA Dan))

      Yes, Katie, they are! We like to advice a bit of discretion – as there is no censorship on our stage, so poets can be found discussing topics of a sensitive or more mature nature, as well as using foul language, but we put no restrictions on age at our shows, or on our stage.

  10. If you want to perform a poem can you just show up and sign up the night of the event? Are there any requirements to be met?

    • Yup, just show up the night of the slam and when the host calls for sign up go put your name (or an alias) down on the list.

      There are no requirements. But if you want to compete in the slam there are some rules. If you find a little daunting then you might want to consider the open mic

  11. Hey! Around what time will Slam go until on Thursday evening (Aug 21)?

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